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Mount Vernon’s Blue Room Reopens October 7

Seven-month restoration finally finished The Blue Room in the Mount Vernon Mansion will reopen October 7, marking the completion of a major seven-month restoration. Guided by new research and investigation, this bedchamber’s dramatic transformation includes reproduction French wallpaper, cream-painted woodwork, and a bedstead draped in a striking blue-printed cotton.

Rediscovering the Furnishings of Mount Vernon’s Front Parlor

Previously Unknown Ledger is Treasure Trove of Information–Lecture by Adam T. Erby, Associate Curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Tuesday, October 3. In September 2013, Mount Vernon curators made an exciting discovery; a previously unknown ledger kept by George Washington’s friend and neighbor, George William Fairfax showed up at auction.  At first glance, the ledger seemed to […]

Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Visited Alexandria for Small Business Saturday

  For small business owners, seeing Maria Contreras-Sweet in town is akin to Adele popping in to listen to the church choir. It’s exciting. And so it was this past Saturday in Alexandria.

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